Land trusts are an increasingly popular and proven mechanism to protect private lands, create climate resiliency in protected areas, and conserve wildlife within these habitats. In light of a 2019 paper in the journal Science that finds a net population loss of almost three billion birds since 1970, supporting the efforts of land trusts with implementation of practices on private lands can make a significant difference. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology believes land trusts can help birds, and birds can benefit land trusts. This workshop will introduce the Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative and how its various resources can help foster partnerships and reach diverse audiences. We will teach about birding tools such as eBird, introduce a grant program, and showcase success stories from Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy and the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast – all illustrating how birds can be useful in making decisions about your conservation investments, engage new and diverse communities, and accelerate and amplify conservation and land stewardship on land trust properties and easements.